Corbett and Fitzsimmons Fight (1897)

Documentary | 1897

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HISTORY

Corbett and Fitzsimmons Fight originally ran for over 100 minutes, the longest film ever made at that time, but only about twenty minutes have survived. To maintain continuity throughout the fight, director Enoch J. Rector used three side-by-side cameras. The 17 Mar 1897 Carson City, NV, event was outdoors and well attended.
       For more boxing films with Bob Fitzsimmons, see Reproduction of the Fitzsimmons and Sharkey Fight, Reproduction of the Sharkey and Fitzsimmons Fight, and Life Motion Photographs of the Fitzsimmons and Ruhlin Fight (all 1900); Reproduction of Fitzsimmons-Gardner Fight (1903); and Impersonation of the Fitzsimmons-O’Brien Fight (1905).
       See also Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894); Corbett and Sharkey Fight (1898); Reproduction of the Corbett and Jeffries Fight and Reproduction of the Jeffries and Corbett Fight (both 1900); Reproduction of Corbett-McGovern Fight; Reproduction of the Corbett-McGovern Fight (San Francisco, Cal, March 31, 1903); Reproduction of Jeffries-Corbett Contest; and Reproduction of Jeffries-Corbett Fight (all 1903).
       Reproduction. Copied by AMB on Oct 1906 per BPL.
       Polish-born optometrist Siegmund Lubin (1851-1923) began producing low-budget films in Philadelphia, PA, in 1897 to supply motion pictures for his own camera-projector invention, the Cineograph. After forming the Lubin Manufacturing Company in 1902, he built his own studio, Lubinville, in Philadelphia, and made movies until ...
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Corbett and Fitzsimmons Fight originally ran for over 100 minutes, the longest film ever made at that time, but only about twenty minutes have survived. To maintain continuity throughout the fight, director Enoch J. Rector used three side-by-side cameras. The 17 Mar 1897 Carson City, NV, event was outdoors and well attended.
       For more boxing films with Bob Fitzsimmons, see Reproduction of the Fitzsimmons and Sharkey Fight, Reproduction of the Sharkey and Fitzsimmons Fight, and Life Motion Photographs of the Fitzsimmons and Ruhlin Fight (all 1900); Reproduction of Fitzsimmons-Gardner Fight (1903); and Impersonation of the Fitzsimmons-O’Brien Fight (1905).
       See also Corbett and Courtney Before the Kinetograph (1894); Corbett and Sharkey Fight (1898); Reproduction of the Corbett and Jeffries Fight and Reproduction of the Jeffries and Corbett Fight (both 1900); Reproduction of Corbett-McGovern Fight; Reproduction of the Corbett-McGovern Fight (San Francisco, Cal, March 31, 1903); Reproduction of Jeffries-Corbett Contest; and Reproduction of Jeffries-Corbett Fight (all 1903).
       Reproduction. Copied by AMB on Oct 1906 per BPL.
       Polish-born optometrist Siegmund Lubin (1851-1923) began producing low-budget films in Philadelphia, PA, in 1897 to supply motion pictures for his own camera-projector invention, the Cineograph. After forming the Lubin Manufacturing Company in 1902, he built his own studio, Lubinville, in Philadelphia, and made movies until 1916.
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[Lubin Films]
1907
p. 84.
BPL
pp. 80-81.
LBC07
p. 102.
LBCJ3
p. 58.
New York Clipper
17 Apr 1897
p. 115.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1897
Production Date:
17 March 1897
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
1,700
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

James J. Corbett fights to regain the boxing title he earlier lost to Bob Fitzsimmons. In a much ballyhooed match in Carson City, Nevada, on St. Patrick's Day, 1897, the two men fight it out for fourteen rounds, until Fitzsimmons delivers the winning ... +


James J. Corbett fights to regain the boxing title he earlier lost to Bob Fitzsimmons. In a much ballyhooed match in Carson City, Nevada, on St. Patrick's Day, 1897, the two men fight it out for fourteen rounds, until Fitzsimmons delivers the winning punch. +

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